Category: Social Gatherings

Self Sufficient Off-Grid Open Home

Self Sufficient Off-Grid Open Home

Urban Tilba is a sustainable Sydney home which has state of the art solar with lifetime batteries, urban wind turbines, urban food systems, along with Permaculture principles. It truly is a home for the future. Situated on a 650sqm urban block in Seven Hills (Sydney, Australia) Mike Haydon and his family create their own energy, harvest their own water and grow their own fruits and vegetables. This Australia Day Mike and his family will open up their home to the public to demonstrate to people that it can be done on a city block. They want to show the world how you too can make our cities more sustainable and create homes that work for our families.

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Permaculture – From Forest to Farm | Clea Chandmal | TEDxBITSGoa

Clea Chandmal at TEDxBITSGoa. Clea Chandmal has a back ground in the Biological Sciences. She has completed an undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences, masters in Plant Breeding, and a stalled PhD in Plant Molecular Physiology; all from the University of Cambridge, UK. Clea did her Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC) with Bill Mollison, Geoff Lawton and Greg Knibbs in Melbourne in 2008. Since 2005 she has been running a farm […]

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Permaculture Design Transforming the World

The International Permaculture Convergence (IPCUK) in September will bring together practitioners from across the globe to share ideas and solutions that can be used to transform our futures. Can you help bring these global practitioners to the convergence? In September this year, the International Permaculture Convergence – IPCUK – will bring together permaculture practitioners from around the globe. From ‘the front lines in climate change’, hopeful scholarship applicants tell us […]

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IPCUK Scholarships

You can visit the Crowd Funding Page here. Help us build up a scholarship fund so that we can support permaculture practitioners from across the world to attend the international permaculture conference and convergence this September in London and Essex (IPCUK). Geoff Lawton has already donated in excess of three thousand pounds and sponsored two places, as scholarships, for this up coming event. Everyone that pledges between £10 and £250 […]

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Big Inspiration in Little Old England: Plant Life Abounds

Pond at New Shoots It was an unexpected phone call that sent my wife Emma and me from Colombia to England this past October. We’d not been in Bogota for a full day when we learned that her father was ill, and it wouldn’t be a bad idea for us to visit sooner rather than later. In the following twenty-four hours, we managed to cancel two volunteer posts at permaculture […]

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APC12 – only 3 weeks left to register!

Deadline for registration and presentation proposals is Jan 31st. This may seem a little early, but as small group of busy volunteers, we’ll need plenty of time to organise the conference to make sure it is the best it can be. Register at http://www.apc12tas.com/register-now/ Send presentation proposal to: http://www.apc12tas.com/program/call-for-presenters/ Our planet is going though the most rapid rate of change in its history, and we face a future of surprises, […]

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Want to be a Part of the Change?

Geoff Lawton was one of the keynote speakers at PV1 in Temcula, CA in March 2014. PV2 isn’t just another permaculture convergence that focuses on hyper-local DIY skill building and resiliency; we instead decided to look bigger. We are blending the practical techniques and tactics found in workshops with the entrepreneurial spirit and opportunity of a business conference. We have brought together a diverse group of creative and innovative doers […]

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Rewilding Kids: A Radical Experiment in Schooling

At a time when many children are over-policed and over-protected, even parents who are open to the idea of rewilding may wonder what would happen if young ones were allowed to truly run rampant. Contrary to the descent into savagery envisioned in William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, one primary school is proving that when children are given the space and permission to self organise the results are extremely […]

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Weed Dating

I believe we can make work very pleasant. To do so, I tend to multitask and turn any job into a playful moment. This is exactly what the Greenhorns have created with weed dating! A wonderful way to get work done efficiently….

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The First Permaculture Festival in Italy

The first permaculture festival in Italy took place from the 5th to the 7th of September, 2014, in the medieval town of Bolsena. The location was awesome. Why a festival? For the simple joy of sharing. And that is what we saw and lived. Discussing with Luca Puri, who had the idea for this great event, we actually came to agree that the festival was a permaculture design laid out […]

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North American Permaculture Convergence 2014

by Daniel Halsey North America’s first convergence may not have had the flash of a renaissance festival, but the content of the presentations and conversations eclipsed even the intermittent thunderstorms and driving rain. Brilliant minds, diplomatic discourse, and energy. The 2014 North American convergence was held at Harmony Park in southern Minnesota, USA. Attendees at the convergence were treated to an early and intense thunderstorm and tornado watch, as is […]

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12th Australasian Permaculture Convergence (March 2015, Tasmania, Australia)

“Honouring the Past, Transforming the Future: The Challenge to Permaculture” What: 12th Australasian Permaculture Convergence Where: Northwest Environment Centre, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia When: Monday, 9 March 2015 at 6:00pm — Thursday, 12 March 2015 at 10:00pm (AEDT) Event details: The concept of Permaculture was developed in Tasmania in the late 1970s by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren, as a positive and proactive response to the many pressing social and ecological […]

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